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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
this morning senior adviser to the president david plouffe. but first right to my first reads of the morning. we'll hear from the obama and romney campaigns on the jobs numbers. i'm sure a ton on the campaign trail. they're in the big three battleground states at some point shadowing each other yet again this morning in the old dominion and the president hits cleveland, ohio while romney goes to an evening rally at st. pete in st. petersburg, florida. last night a very confident mitt romney and paul ryan whipped up their base in rural virginia and as much as the romney campaign is determined not to cloak their actual fireworks it wasn't exactly subtle. >> last night was an important night for the country because people got to -- got the chance to cut through all the attacks and counterattacks and all of the theatrics associated with a campaign and instead were able to listen to substance. >> romney also picked up the official endorsement of the nra. we didn't know they weren't supporting him. whose supporters were of course a major presence at that very raucous rally. see all the orange ther
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
campaign, the architect of his 2008 run, now white house senior adviser david plouffe. finally, insights and analysis from our political roundtable. joining us, conservative activist and founder of the faith and freedom coalition ralph reed. former democratic governor of pennsylvania ed rendell. anchor of bbc's "world news america" katty kay. and our chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> good sunday morning. with both sides in full preparation mode for wednesday's first presidential debate, the struggling romney campaign is recalibrating his message to better connect with voters on the economy and to attack the president on his handling of the latest foreign policy crisis, the evolving explanation of what exactly happened in libya when our u.s. ambassador was killed more than two weeks ago on 9/11. we'll hear from a top obama adviser, david plouffe, in a moment. but first, joining me now, the republican governor of new jersey chris christie. welcome back to "meet the press." >> happy to be back, david. good morning. >> the key battleground states, nine of
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Oct 23, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> a few weeks ago, the obama camp was confident. today, the senior advisor david plouffe told me we'll know in two weeks. one of sus right, one is wrong. the bravado is gone and they don't know how this will end. >> defense industry workers who went to bed right after the debate resting the little easier perhaps. because of the promise of no sequestration got a rude awakening this morning. doug mckelway tells us that is not what the president meant i apparently. >> across the board cuts to take effect on january 2 and it happened when president said this. >> first, this is not something that i propose. this is something that congress proposed and won't happen. >> david plouffe walked it back telling reporters sequestration should not happen. the shift of the not so subtle acknowledgment that the threat of sequestration is a bargaining ship that they may use to get republicans in distasteful tax increases in the lame duck session. in virginia, where one out of four adults works at defense or government job threatened by sequestration, defense contractor william hobson fears the impac
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
we'll hear from a top obama adviser, david plouffe, in a moment. but first, joining me now, the republican governor of new jersey chris christie. welcome back to "meet the press." >> happy to be back, david. good morning. >> the key battleground states, nine of them, we've been polling in nine of them, and all nine it's obama advantage across the board. look at ohio, plus seven. virginia, plus five. these are key states. is the race over? >> absolutely not. and that happened pretty quickly, right, david? you saw the change in those polls happen very quickly. and i'm here to tell you it can happen very quickly back the other way, and i think the beginning of that is wednesday night when governor romney for the first time gets on the same stage with the president of the united states and people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the future. and wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> how do you restart a campaign, governor, at that last moment where you ca
Oct 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
. >> shockingly, senior white house adviser david plouffe had the same feelings about governor mitt romney. >> we'd expect it all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history and shown himself to be a good debater through the years. >> even the candidates were tamping down expectations yesterday. >> i don't think anyone would suggest the debates aren't important. i can't tell you how important it will be. i don't know what will happen at the debates. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> the soft performance has gotten so soft it's almost evaporated. but while almost everyone seems to be muting enthusiasm in trying to undersell new jersey governor chris christie is taking a different tack. overselling with gusto. >> come thursday morning, the entire narrative of this race is going to change. we have a candidate that is going to do extraordinarily well on wednesday night. when we get to thursday morning george, you're going to be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race with 33 days to go. >> governor christie right in
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Oct 2, 2012 11:30pm PDT
your advisor and anthropomorphized vanishing sound david plouffe. (laughter) jim? >> we've accepted that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in himselfry and shown himself to be a good debater through the years. we're sure he'll put on quite a show wednesday. >> yes, if there's one word america associates with mitt romney it's "show." (laughter) meanwhile, the romney people aren't playing these silly games. they're just being honest when they hail the president as a uniquely gifted speaker who is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. (laughter) yes! he's a one-in-a-generation statesman whose rhetorical gift touched the human soul! when he speaks sparrows of the wood alight upon barack's shoulders as they did upon saint francis of assisi. he's no mere man he's a silver-tongued angel whose words can cure the sick, soothe the troubled and be used as a flotation device in an t event of a water landing. (cheers and applause) so romney-- so romney has got no chance and here's how he's going to win.
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
campaign tried to react. number one, they put out the first tv ad calling mitt romney dishonest. david plouffe, the senior strategist for the campaign and, of course, inside the white house, used the word "dishonest" or not being honest nearly a dozen times when briefing reporters this afternoon. so they're trying to put the focus on mitt romney and saying hey, he gave a great performance, but wasn't exactly honest. we'll see. it was rally therapy out here though, brian. he did have 30,000 people show up in madison. >> chuck todd, peter alexander with the view from the trail, wrapping it up for us tonight. gentlemen, thanks. >>> we have two big and still developing stories tonight having to do with how we all get around. on the east coast and the west, beginning with new troubles for american airlines. and for that, we want to go to tom costello. in our d.c. bureau. tom? >> reporter: hi, brian. american airlines is tonight saying it is going to ground all 48 of the suspect 757s that had those seats that were coming disconnected. many of them are in the air right now. they will be groun
Oct 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT
camp got in on it. when asked for a comment, david plouffe told reporters, direct those questions to boston because trump is romney's biggest supporter, so he owns everything he says. really appreciate your taking the time. at the time romney called the endorsement a delight to use -- questioning whether or not barack obama was born in this country. is it true what david plouffe said then? >> of course it's not true, it's not the right thing for mitt romney. that's what what's on the american people's minds. that's what families talk about at the dinner table at home about how bad the economy is, how weak the job market is, about how family incomes have gone down under the obama administration, so the best thing that anybody can do for romney is to keep people focused on most important thing and that's the economy and jobs. even obama has finally two weeks before the election come out with a jobs plan. >> well, all right, let me ask you, governor, is this sort of a dream come true for democrats that trump did this? >> why are we even uttering the man's name? really, he is just a c
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
advisor david plouffe says about how he has handled libya catastrophe in particular. >> was it inappropriate to go to fundraiseer the day after the attack in retrospect knowing it was a terrorist attack? inappropriate to engage in politics as usual? >> no. the president is 24/7 engaged in the job of the presidency. he spent an enormous time and weeks by the way in the aftermath of this terrible tragedy. absolutely not. president is on call 24/7. that comes with the job. >> dana: do you remember, bob, the day that president obama on september 11 when he flew to vegas i said this will be the biggest mistake. they don't make a lot of mistakes on the obama campaign but to me that was the biggest political mistake of the campaign so far. >> bob: i agree with you. i agreed when you said that. i don't think i would have gone to of all places las vegas. but to suggest that the president needs to be around during every terrorist attack. there have been terrorist attacks every time a citizen dies, soldier dies, that is a terrorist attack. to suggest that -- to suggest that the
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Oct 1, 2012 10:00am PDT
from chief adviser david plouffe ahead, fair and can balanced. >>> then, growing outrage over a suggestion to use your federal money to bail out states in trouble. there are [ male announcer ] at scottrade, we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more so your money can do more. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our teams have the information you want when you need it. it's anothereason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. megyn: we are getting word from afghan officials that a homicide attack has killed three u.s. troops along with their afghan interpreter. the bomber targeted their patrol with a motorcycle packed with explosives as they arrived at a market in the capital. nearly a dozen afghan civilians and police officers also died in that attack. the taliban claimed responsibility for the blast which came a day after the u.s. death toll in the war in afghanistan re
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
manager, david plouffe, he asked about me and steve told him that i had some interesting ideas. so i thought, that's good. it turns out that i think what steve meant was he had some interesting ideas. i did not hear anything from them for many, many weeks. the candidate was on tv one night or one day, but i was watching it that evening, announcing his bid for president, around february, for every 12th, if i remember right. i watched it on tv. my opponent had been long dead, so i thought, that's it. been the phones start ringing again and people are calling me and i'm being asked to come to chicago to assess staff and to evaluate some of the operations. i thought, this sounds pretty good. they are for me a job in management. i thought, this is great. i said there's only one thing i have to do, because something has changed since december 26. i have to go home and talk to my wife and make sure -- this is a family affair, after all. so i talked to my wife, was not pregnant, and we wanted to make sure everything was ok with the baby. so we said we will go to the doctor on march 1 and thi
Oct 1, 2012 2:30am PDT
? >> maybe they thought that at the time? >> on "meet the press" david plouffe was asked by david gregory if politics had anything to do with the administration labeling the assault as terrorism? >> the president's challenger said the president failed to level with the american people and call this a terrorist attack because you had to be concerned about another terrorist attack from al qaeda in the middle east after the president said that al qaeda had been defeated. >> that's preposterous and offensive to say that. as information was received from the intelligence community, it was distributed this president's record on terrorism takes a back seat to no one. >> was this an intelligence failure? >> no this was a complex event. we're only talking a matter of weeks here. so as information was arrived at, as determinations were made that was shared with the mesh people. i think, again, the focus needs to be how do we make sure our facilities and ambassadors and personnel are secure going forward. >> and we have this morning some breaking news out of afghanistan. a spokesman for the u.s.-led
Oct 8, 2012 2:00pm PDT
were with his innermost circle, with david axelrod and david plouffe and the chicago crowd. >> yeah. >> and they had the last word sort of with the president before he went into the ring, and whatever they advised him to do was not what the preparers thought they had prepared the president for. there's a certain amount of monday morning finger pointing going on inside the obama camp, and interestingly, that's something you didn't see at all in -- >> it's not a good sign. >> everything was so smooth in 2008. now you have a situation where there's a little bit of finger pointing going on. it will be greatly alleviated if joe biden can turn in a good performance on thursday. >> let's take a look at this, mr. mayor. go ahead, did you want to say something? >> go ahead. >> you can't refight the last fight. last wednesday was last wednesday. we can't debate the debate. let's move on. we have one this week. we have 30 days to go. you know, every day is not a spectacular day for any one of us in these professions that we have. president obama is the same president he was last tuesday, last
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >> unfair expectations with regards to your party. >> david plouffe -- >> your base is all fired up about your guy. >> we spend a lot of time traveling around the country. david plouffe in his book, after the 2008 election, said that one of the reasons they chose joe biden is because he won every one of the 14 debates in 2008 in the primary. he's a very experienced debater. he did very well in his debate, vice presidential debate. he's been doing this for a long time. david axelrod, as you all know, parachuted in to commandeer the debate. >> did paul ryan speak to sarah palin for any advice? >> he did not. the truth is over the last few days he's been focused on his preparations. as you may know from your experience in washington, he often puts on head phones, does a lot of reading. he hasn't been doing a lot of phone calls. >> and a lot of p90x. dan senor, thanks for getting up early. see you tonight. wall street appears to be rebounding as weekly jobless claims come out. market rundown is next. plus paul ryan's other opponent. the guy who's trying to take ryan's house seat in wisconsin.
Oct 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
. the president appeared to take that off the table. david plouffe walked it back. i understand nobody wants this to happen but by saying it do you think it messed up the negotiating stance of the democrats here? >> not in the least. i've heard from more republicans who are prepared to do what they think is reasonable, which is not what mitt romney is proposing. mind you, chuck, mitt romney has signed the grover norquist pledge not to raise any revenue. he doubled down on in in both debates. he said, i won't take 10-1, i won't ways revenue. that's the formula for gridlock. that is what stopped the super committee i served on from getting an agreement because they signed a pledge to l lobbyists -- >> sequester going to happen -- >> let me finish the thought. many republicans have come up to me and said, we've had enough of that pledge. we have to move forward. not mitt romney. he's running on the pledge but the republicans and the senate say -- >> they won't do it. >> they won't do it because you'd lose 3% to 4% of gdp, 000s of jobs rapidly. it would be disastrous for americans. i don't belie
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Oct 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
people tended to respond well to that ad. >> narrative thing, does jim messina and david plouffe directly want to answer dunham's strange endorsement of her. the answer is no, they don't have to. the media don't make the obama people to answer. it's the media. >> it's one thing. >> alan is admitting to it on the air. >> jeed plural which is why we have a show. >> jon: here is another example of media values perhaps conservative values in and the kind of treatment they get. these are the lsu, louisiana state -- i lost the name of the -- i forget what they call themselves. at any rated, there is a picture. they have crosses as part of their body paint. when lsu chose to put it out in some kind of university publication, they airbrushed the crosses out and subsequently apologized. i guess, alan you can't be christian. >> i'm not defending this. i don't think they should have airbrushed this out. >> they were using it defense against vampires. vampire movies are big now. >> jon: do voters really care who the hollywood elite support for president? >> hollywood stars and the candidates they sup
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Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
david plouffe is selling? i don't think i am. "fox & friends" starts right now >> this is governor arnold schwarzenegger. wake up, america. this is "fox & friends". >> steve: thank you. arnold schwarzenegger will be on this program tomorrow. 7:00 o'clock hour. he's got a brand-new book out. eric, your co-star from "the five," dana perino, stuck her tongue out at me. >> eric: she's sticking her tongue out and you went like this. >> gretchen: you gave her the hand? >> steve: i was going to push that back in. >> eric: i was gog have to tackle from you behind, steve. >> gretchen: full disclosure about why she was doing that at steve coming up. we got to do the headlines first. can you hold your tongue until then? >> steve: walk over. >> no, no, i'm waiting. >> steve: no, come on over. come on. >> okay. you messed that up. >> gretchen: beautiful dress, by the way. let's do your headlines for monday now because we're two days away from the first presidential debate. president obama's campaign trying to lower the expectations by saying that he is the one that will be at the disadvantage
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
vegas. and this morning on abc obama campaign strategist david plouffe tried to lower expectations. >> now challengers tend to do really well in debates. that's been the history. we believed all along that governor romney probably has more benefit out of this debate than we do. >> reporter: chris christie told "face the nation"'s bob schieffer he expects romney to turn in a game-changing performance at wednesday's debate. >> thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying, "wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days." >> reporter: today on fox news, his running mate paul ryan admitted the campaign has had some challenges. >> first of all, 47%, mitt acknowledges himself that was an inarticulate way of describing how we are worried in a stagnate obama economy more people are dependent on government. >> despite being down in most polls ryan said the gop ticket will eventually win over voters who are frustrated by a stagnant economy. >> given that we are going to win this. >> reporter: and romney has a lot to gain from a debate says cathleen hall jame
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the first tv ad calling mitt romney dishonest. david plouffe, the senior strategist, used the word dishonest or not being honest, nearly a dozen times when briefing reporters this afternoon. so they're trying to put the focus on mitt romney and saying hey, he gave a great performance, but wasn't exactly honest. it was rally therapy out here though, brian. he did have 30,000 people show up in madison. >> chuck todd, peter alexander wrapping it up for us tonight. thanks. >>> we have two big and still developing stories tonight having to do with how we all get around. on the east coast and the west, beginning with new troubles for american airlines. and for that, we want to go to tom costello. >> american airlines is sayingisaying i they are going to ground all 48 of the suspect 747s that have the seats that are becoming disconnected. they will be grounded as soon as they land. the airline says its mechanics now believe they've discovered the real problem that caused some seats to become disconnected from the floor. something called the seat rock plunger mechanism wasn't properly holding the se
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